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Rocket Man no more: North Korea suspending nuclear and ICBM testing

There were hints that this could be coming but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. North Korea has announced it will suspend it’s nuclear and missile testing as of Saturday. From ...
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Yellow Josh “Hee” Hawley

We all thought it. “This time, for sure, McCaskill goes down.” We’ve thought it before and been disappointed. But this time is different, right? This time, we have that up-and-coming Attorney General who’s backed by conservatives and establishment Republicans alike. A guy equally at home at a Tea Party conference or a Jack Danforth backyard […] ...

Audio: How “John Barron” got Donald Trump on the Forbes 400 list of richest people

Take five minutes at the end of the week and dive into this fascinating, lurid accou...

Anti-semitic and dumb as a rock, Part Three

(Paul Mirengoff) Trayon White is the D.C. Council member who explained that Jewish financiers control the climate and create natural disasters to gain political control. I called him anti-semitic and dumb as a rock. To his credit, White has been trying to make amends. Reportedly, he attended a Passover Seder. In addition he visited the Holocaust Museum. Unfortunately, the museu...

Comey Memos: Ho Hum

(John Hinderaker) I was on the Howie Carr show a little while ago, talking about the release of James Comey’s memos on his conversations with Donald Trump. Scott has already weighed in on the memos, which you can read in his post or here, and Paul ...

New FAA reauthorization doesn’t privatize air traffic controllers

The federal government is backing away from its plan to privatize air traffic controllers in its new FAA reauthorization bill. Via Roll Call. In a statement Wednesday, ...

Elon Musk – Production Hell or Party Balloons? Pick One.

Is Elon Musk – the recipient of ...

How religious are you and your region? Gallup knows

You’ll never guess which United States regions are the most religious. OK, you figured it out: The Southwest part of the U.S. is the most religious with the Southeast not far behind, praise the Lord. I would have guessed the Southeast on top. As you might also have guesse...

Perez promotes lawsuit: “No one is above the law”

(Scott Johnson) We receive DNC emails addressed to “Rachelle” at our Power Line gmail account. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are both on a first name-basis with Rachelle, whoever she is. Today’s correspondence promotes the DNC lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and other defendants. The element of projection looms large in Perez’s message, as always in the recurring themes of the Democratic Party. The message announces “We’...

Is There Nothing Left That The Democrats Will Try To Do To Stop Trump? Yes!

Chuck Schumer secretly plots to sabotage North Korea talks APRIL 20, 2018 FACEBOOK ...

Today’s hot topics on Relevant Radio: The “great revolt” of 2016 and the governance disconnect; #MeToo and Humanae Vitae

Once again, I get to step outside the box and guest host on Relevant Radio’s A Closer Look from 6-7 ET today! The Catholic talk-radio network is heard nationwide on the air after its merger with Imma...

Andrew McCabe’s lawyer: We might sue Trump for defamation

He said this in the course of announcing the launch of the Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund, which I thought already existed. Surely McCabe won’t even need a defense fund once he lands that ...

Ty Cobb: The Trump-Mueller interview negotiations are still on, you know

For a few days, it appeared that the extraordinary raid on Michael Cohen’s offices had ...

On Earth Day, 5 facts about environmental policy and research

By Alison Burke On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans participated in massive rallies and events across the country with the goal of raising awareness of the deterioration of the environment, and to spur government action to support a healthier and more sustainable world. By the end of that year, their voices were heard: bipartisan efforts in Congress led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the passage of the Clean Water, Clean Air, and the Endan...

Kevin Williamson on his very brief stint at the Atlantic

As you may have heard by now, long-time National Review regular Kevin Williamson was hired last month and then almost immediately fired by the Atlantic. Today, in a piece for the Wall Street Journal, Williamson describes how he predicted the outcome ...

The DNC Says They Are Suing Russia and the Trump Campaign

DNC Chair Tom Perez The Democrat National Committee announced on Friday that they are filing a civil suit against the Trump campaign and Russia. In an email sent Friday afternoon, DNC Chair Tom Perez wrote: Today, the DNC is filing a civil lawsuit ...

Charts of the week: Congressional primaries, Canada’s First Nations population, and the market for child care

By Chris McKenna Click on any of the links to access the full research.   HOW MANY TRUMP VOTERS CAST BALLOTS IN ILLINOIS’ 3RD CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY? Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck and other members of The Primaries Project recently took a closer look at ...

Uh oh: DOJ probing Comey for including classified info in memos

Trump’s spent the last year calling him a leaker but “leaker” is a term of art. It refers to someone who’s shared information they’re not entitled by law to share, i.e. classified information. Comey’s defense in handing off some of the memos he wrote about his meetings with T...

Are Transgender Marines and Sailors Causing Unit Cohesion Problems?

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee that they are not aware of any problems with transgender troops in their branch...

Mayor David Briley wants to regulate gun ownwership

Last night at Maplewood High School at the first of Mayor David Briley’s series of town hall meetings, he said if he had the power he would regulate gun ownership. He also said he will ask gun shop owners to stop selling “things we don’t need in our town.” ...